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sense, comprehensive immigration reform. the time has come. now is the time. >> president obama went to a las vegas high school today to outline his own immigration reform plan. the cheers from the crowd tell you a lot. there are places in this country where the threat of deportation hangs over the heads of many people. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties in both chambers are actively working on a solution. >> so here we have the president praising the framework unveiled by eight democratic and republican senators. president obama is urging using his bully pulpit to make sure there is an urgency to get real reform done. >> the foundation for bipartisan action is already in place. and if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> the details of the president's own plan for citizenship are supported by mainstream america. >> we have to lay out a path, a process that inc
, it would go into effect in ten days. next: president obama lays out his plan for immigration reform. what chicagoans think about the president's proposed path to citizenship. also, the police department at the center of the trayvon martin case looking to hire a new chief from chicago's northwest suburbs. living with sickle cell. one family's struggle and the answer doctors found for them. need a tow or lock youyou have a flat tire dead battery need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. a febreze experiment. to prove febreze can keep this car fresh, we loaded it with fast food, sweaty hockey gear and a smelly dog cage. and parked it at a mall. in texas. for two days. then put a febreze car vent clip on
now. >>> pop tea, thanks very much. happening now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today.
and it is entirely possible he screwed up. >> president obama is about to speak in vegas on immigration reform. >> but he is not going to propose his own legislation. what the democratic senators were terrified of is obama was going to propose his own legislation the dem crass would be asked to rally around the president's plan and republicans would say if these were cast as the president's idea it's na nonstarter we are not going to follow the president on this. chuck schumer wanted to lead this and cut obama out of the process. obama sounds like he is getting himself be cut out of the process a little bit. >> if that is true why is he having an event in p vegas? >> if he weren't speaking out critics would be attacking him for not showing leadership. that is one of the things that is destruct tive they attack the president mercilessly and relentlessly and it looked extreme and overly political in the american people. i think you are starting to see smarter voices like bobby jindal marco rubio even paul ryan saying we have to be a more loyal opposition. opposing the president when we disagree
're aspiring citizens that's what it is. so i... obama promised us an immigration reform. >> reporter: so, what would these changes mean to your family? >> well, i think we'd feel more secure, we don't have to live with the fear of being deported, having our family torn apart. >> that's a calculation that they made when they came into the country illegally. >> reporter: jack martin is with the federation for american immigration reform, a group that lobbies for strict immigration enforcement. >> they've been in the country breaking the law all that period of time, and that should earn them no priority with regard to people who've been waiting outside the country. >> reporter: martin says allowing the colins to stay in the u.s. will be no more effective at stopping illegal immigration than a 1986 law that allowed three million illegal immigrants to apply for legal resident status. >> we now have 11 million or 12 million illegal aliens in the country. instead of cutting down on illegal immigration, it led to an increase. >> reporter: there are folks whoñr will say that your family and families l
, thanks very much. today the president laid out what could be the most sweeping reform of immigration law in decades. it would include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants who are already in america. here's how president obama described his plan in las vegas today. >> we've got to lay out a path, a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that's only fair. (cheers and applause) all right? so that means it won't be a quick process but it will be a fair process and it will lift these individuals out of the shadows and give them a chance to earn their way to a green card and eventually to i citizenship. >> pelley: but first mr. obama said there would have to be stronger enforcement on the borders. his plan is similar to a bill that both democrats and republicans are introducing in the senate. this may be the best chance for immigration reform in decades. it could mean that a lot of families would not live in fear
deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmaker, president obama is heading to nevada today to announce his plan. melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with more and dare we say they are coming to some kind of agreement to something? >> reporter: i don't know about that, wisdom. it is one thing to announce a framework and another thing to get it passed through congress. we'll see. the president's vegas trip today is part of the goal to really start rallying public support behind some of the proposals here on capitol hill and put that public pressure on lawmakers. he will unveil his own plan which the white house says actually has a faster pathway to citizenship than the senate's version. now, in the senate framework that was released monday, if would allow more temporary workers to stay. it increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards would be awarded to immigrants who obtained certain advanced degree from mesh universities. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have
, there is a danger to westerners. >> president obama is making moves this week to tackle wall street reform. he has nominated mary jo white to lead the securities and exchange commission. she spent a decade prosecuting white-collar crimes. her experience mr. well- positioned to implement the president's reforms on wall street. it is the amount that has sparked national conversation. military women will soon be moving to the front line of combat. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta is expected to lift the exclusive -- exclusivity ban. it is an opportunity but is also stirring controversy. >> today the pentagon will announce it is listing the -- lifting the two-decade and of not having women on combat role. recently the front lines of or have been blurred. women already make up 40% of the 1.5 million active-duty personnel. more than 100 women have died in afghanistan and iraq. congressman tami duckworth was a helicopter pilot who lost both her legs serving in iraq. >> women have been in combat. in fact, many have been awarded the purple heart and combat action bench, both of after engaging in
. and why this hour president obama announces his plan on immigration reform. i'm poppy harlow. roll it. >>> death defying and terrifying. why a tragic accident at the x games is raising eyebrows about the sport of extremes. >>> plus -- >> this 13-hour procedure was performed by a team of 16 plastic orthopedic and microvascular surgeons. >> a war vet becomes the seventh person in the country to have his arms replaced. >>> and hillary clinton's exit interview. this hour, cnn sits down with america's top diplomat and her final days as secretary of state. >>> hi, everyone. a dramatic report out of miami is focusing new attention on baseball. and that sport's ongoing battle against performance enhancing drugs. this in the news again. the miami new times newspaper has published the names of big league players allegedly connected to, of all things, an anti-aging clinic located in south florida. the paper says this follows their three-month investigation. one of the big names, folks, a-rod, alex rodriguez. just to be clear here, a-rod has in the past admitted to doping, but has denied taking a
pleasure. >>> we're minutes away from president obama kicking off his push for immigration reform. he's going to do it live in las vegas at a school there, but does his plan mesh with the senators who introduced their own plan just yesterday? we're about to find out. oil changes at meineke are always a great deal. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> president obama spoke about football injuries recently, saying that the game needs to be safer. he made a lot of waves doing that. and now there is word that the nfl and its players plan to put some big money into researching the long-term health effects of the game. cnn has obtained a proposal that says the nfl players union and the league are going to fund $100 million ten-year harvard study to try to diagnose, treat and prevent player injuries and illnesses. a thousand current and former players are apparently going to take part in this. dr. glen ferreira knows a lot about football, played at harvard himself. he's a doctor as well. he wa
as president obama pushed his plan for immigration reform in las vegas. coming just one day after the senate beat him to the punch, announcing its bipartisan proposal. president obama making remarks in las vegas. the president called for granting a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the united states, currently illegally. he praised the senate's efforts in announcing an immigration proposal yesterday. that plan had a key provision, requiring tighter border security before any illegal immigrants could get citizenship. that was key to republican support. it also calls for beefing up border security and punishments for businesses that hire illegal immigrants. republicans say they will not sign off on any immigration reform that doesn't put border security first. let's go to carl cameron in washington. how do you break this down? is there a big difference from what you heard from president obama, compared to the bipartisan commission of eight senators yesterday? we heard a lot more from the so-called gang of eight. they got more granular. what we heard from the president
and businesses rebuild from the late october storm. the $15 billion measure will now be sent to president obama for his signature. and speaking of the president, his push for immigration reform kicks off in las vegas today. he had there to promote an overhaul of the american immigration system. a bipartisan group of censors laid out a comprehensive deals that include a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently in the u.s. obama plans to overhaul the nation's laws, including beefy of the border. -- beefing up the border. as you head out to your lunch break, hiding -- adding parts of color could give a boost to your brain. >> and a cold front moves its way. until then, temperatures are heating up. already at 60 degrees at the airport. humidity is at 70%. expected to be even >> the superbowl means super spending when it comes to parties. americans will spend nearly $12.3 billion, i guess billion, on the super bowl. that is an average of $68 per person. last year, tv sales were at $3.5 million. if you're looking to file your tax return early this year, you may be disappointed. the irs
think it's far more complicated than that. >> is this finally the year for immigration reform? president obama sits down with jose diaz bullart. >> i don't think that it should take many, many months. i think this is something that we should be able to get done certainly this year, and i would like to see if we can get it done sooner. >> in newtown parents of the young victims demand stricter gun laws. >> i remember looking at him in his casket and holing his hands. no parent should hold this memory of their child. >> the liberty of any person to own a military style assault weapon and a high capacity magazine and keep them in their home is second to the right of my son to his life. >> bidding farewell. john kerry's emotional good-bye to the senate. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy, i can't help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> plus, my interview with former vice president al gore. >> from the real threat about climate c
towards what's been a bitterly divided issue. the push is on as president obama calls for quick passage of immigration reform. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debate thing a very long time. >> a golden ticket to life for a better life for my family. >> reporter: choosing nevada to unveil his plan where latinos make up close to 30% of the population, proposal includes a path to citizenship. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants would have to register with the federal government and pay bonds and back taxes, undergo background checks but not before increased border security can be proven. illegal immigrants would receive green cards only after every lawful applicant has gone lou the process we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the law. >> reporter: the president's re-election with 70% of the latino vote has resulted in a shift towards compromise. but some who watch the speech fe
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, but it is a serious message, obama care doesn't work in the interest of patients. liz: what it's about is this is the future, the face of healthcare in this country. these acos are a key cornerstone of obama care, health reform. the government just launched 106 new acos, operate in 40 states. the name of the game is the boomers are going to be treated in their homes. manage your illness at home. physicians assistants or nurses will be helping you because there's a looming doctor shortage. medicare is now set to surpass defense spending in this country. it is going to be the second biggest line item in the budget for the federal government. that's the name of the game for obama care. stuart: charles? charles: listen, i thought they picked a perfect song though; right? ♪ looking for love in all the wrong places ♪ stuart: you know, it is a pretty powerful parody. once you get to grips with what they are saying. charles: president obama does acknowledge medicare problems, even though we don't have a spending problem. this goes beyond a fiscal thing. i mean, this is real -- liz: that's
of the immigration debate. we hear their story as president obama prepares to lay out his immigration reform proposal. >> outside, temperatures aren't too terrible. things are calm but some areas are dealing with some fogment you may want the umbrella for part of the morning. >> good morning everyone. i'm angie goff in for aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. the weather is clear. that means no school delays. that's welcome thus to parents in arlington. the arlington school district was the only one inside the beltway to close yesterday rather than a two-hour delay. many parents we talked to still don't agree with the school system's decision to cancel school. >> instead of getting ready for work, we're having a who is going to do what when conversation because they're in school. we work while they're at school. it definitely throws us for a loop. >> the school district defends the decision saying erred on the side of caution because there was icing in the forecast. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at how much we'll warm up today. it sure felt nice compared to the subfreez
you think. >>> coming up, president obama was swept into office on the become of the american labor worker. leo gerard on how comprehensive immigration reform could be a big political machine for 2014 and beyond. stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> paul ryan tries to repackage old republican ideas. i'll ask congressman barney frank whether our center left country will buy the american rebranding effort. >>> and president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton joint interview has fox news pushing some new conspiracy theories. we'll have all the details later. don't
ed show." president obama's push for a comprehensive immigration reform might be just the shot in the arm organized labor needs. the bureau of labor statistics reports union membership among whites fell by 547,000 last year, but union memberships among latinos jumped by 156,000 in 2012. 11 million workers coming out of the shadows could change the face of labor and ignite a powerful political force, which helped put president obama in the white house twice. let's turn to leo gerard, president of the united steelworkers international organization. mr. gerard good to have you with us tonight. >> good to be here. >> is this an issue that is going to help the labor force in this country? if you have 11 million workers come out of the shadows -- and let's face it, well over in the 90% have got to be, they're not all felons is the point i'm making. how is this going to help the labor movement in this country? >> look, these are primarily good people that came to america in search of the american dream, in search of a better standard of living. if you go back to the days of when we we
: president obama is heading west today to rally support for immigration reform but there are new questions about whether he is also got another agenda that could pave the way for another democratic victory in 2016. we're following breaking details of an explosion at an oil storage facility. at least two people are injured, one critically. we'll bring you the very latest coming up. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how seriou
ahead, president obama called to action. we're going to take a closer look at immigration reform. and the hurdles it faces moving forward. >> riding a record wave. we'll show you picture s of the 10 story wall of water and the man brave enough to surf it. >> we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie coming up next. 7:26. we'll be right back.  >>> welcome back. a surfer in portugal has ridden a giant mountain of water to brave new heights. >> check this out. the tiny speck, i don't know if you can see it is actually hawaiian surfing legend. he's hanging 10 on a wave off the coast of portugal. on monday this happened. the wave was at least 100 feet high which would break his previous record by about 10 feet. is that him down there on the right? barely see him. >> there are a couple storms out at sea producing massive waves. that's incredible. >> from the water to the sky. right now the smog in parts of china, particularly beijing is so bad, authorities have had to ground planes and shut down highways. the u.s. embassy ca
. call the number on your screen. [♪...] >>heather: it is 9 bottom of the hour. president obama moving forward to reform immigration. the president is expected to kickoff the push with a speech in las vegas that will be on tuesday. he will lay out more specifics during the "state of the union" address on february 12. casey anthony filing for bankruptcy according to court documents in florida. she was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, is $800,000 in debt. >> and actor burt reynolds is feeling better after being hospitalized with the flu. he was undergoing treatment for dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery. >>gregg: president obama wrapping up the first week of his second term in office. the speech triggering strong reaction over entitlement we programs defense. >> the commitments we make for each other through medicare, medicaid, and social security, do not sap our initiative but strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of take others. they free us to take the risks to make this country great. >>gregg: so, is the president turning hard left? wi
george's county, capital heights, shomari stone, news 4. >> tomorrow president obama will reveal what could be the most significant immigration reform effort in years. this one is getting bipartisan support after hispanic voters proved to be an important voting block last november. in the plan, undocumented workers would have to pass a background check, pay fines, and back taxes for probationary status, and then wait to earn a green card. the congressional hispanic caucus met with the president about the proposal supposed to be tough but fair. >> the president confirmed that this was going to be a legislative issue of highest priority to get passed this year. >> i think it is tough in the sense that the waiting time to become a resident might be indefinite at this time. >> republicans say enforcement has to be a big part of the effort. so this doesn't become an amnesty program. >>> a major policy change now in the works for the boy scouts of america. drawing praise from gay rights groups tonight. the groups' long standing ban on gay scouts and leaders may be lifted. the new rules woul
a favorable view of president obama's gun reform proposal. and while the gun lobby has come out against the president's entire plan, the numbers are pretty stark. 53% are favorable, 41% unfavorable. more interesting as you go into the poll, the favorables are much more intense than the unfavorables. which means that we've heard, for some time, richard wolffe, that, you know, the gun owners are so intense, and they're the ones that are going to always make phone calls and the ones that are going to always be engaged. and in this poll, and i'm sure we're going to see it in other polls, a majority of americans are more intense about passing some sane gun regulation than are those small groups of people that are going to fight the political death over assault weapons and being able to have high-capacity magazines. >> and a couple of things. first of all, if you break down the individual proposal, the support is even higher, right? universal background checks, you get way higher than 50%. and those numbers really reflect the president's own favorability right now. the other part of it is tha
's lead. the time has come. today president obama unveiled his vision for immigration reform. his vision for a nation that gives people the rights they deserve. that's what the election was all about. that's what the president promised in his inaugural address. that's why millions of americans said se on election day. the truth is immigrant rights are civil rights. this is not an issue that should divide us. and the president made that point today. >> it's easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. and when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them. we forget that. [ applause ] >> it's important for us to remember our history. unless you're one of the first americans you came from some place else. somebody brought you. >> you came from some place else. somebody brought you here. that's the american story. that's what this debate has been about. >> all those folks before they were us, they were them. and when each new wave of immigrants arrived, they faced resistance from those who were already here. they faced hardship. they faced
's gun control or climate change tom harkin said without filibuster reform, president obama might just as well take the next four years off, go on vacation, this was the time at the beginning of each session they can change the rules. all they need are 51 votes. democrats have 55 votes. they have all of the votes they need to change the filibuster to get rid of it or to change it. several senators, jeff merkley from or gone but also tom eudall. we talked to all of them about the need to reform the filibuster. tom harkin from iowa has been at it a long time tammy baldwin, newly elected from wisconsin joined the crew. tom dashel former majority leader yesterday here on our program told us that at least the very least they had to do was make it for real so if the senator, he or she had said they were going to filibuster they had to come to the floor and talk, talk, talk talk talk as long as they can, give it the old strom thurman or mr. smith goes to washington routine. en stead, it was a announced yesterday, harry reid and mitch mccombed came to an agreeme
to throw in that last name line in time for immigration reform. maybe. maybe. will these republicans be help to president obama's fight for immigration and gun laws. for more on that we have two of our favorite democratic strategists, chair of the california democratic party women's caucus, and karen skelton. she worked in the clinton white house and on the gore campaign and has her own strategy firm. thank you guys for coming in. >> our pleasure. >> jennifer: i was saying before i really wish we had a glass of wine, we could talk about this. karen what do you think about the efforts of the republicans to rebrand themselves? >> you -- you can be modern but when your policy is that birth control is about putting an aspirin between your knees it's not going to cut it. >> jennifer: but the new republican party is going to be what? pro birth control? >> well, you mentioned immigration, they need that to win. and romney got 20% less of the latino vote than bush did. they have to fix that problem and they are going to have to go after it. >> jennifer: and i think we sh
reform as president obama heads to las vegas to talk about the issue. before leaving, the president about itsestions foreign policy record alongside his secretary of state hillary clinton. that's where we begin this morning with you. we want to hear your thoughts on the role of the u.s. on the world stage. give us a call this morning on the democratic line, the republican line, and the independent. 585-u're outside the u.s., 3883. you can reach us on facebook or twitter or e-mail. good monday morning to you. we want to start with the interview with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton from last night that appeared on "60 minutes." here's how it played in a couple papers from around the country. here's the new york times headline -- and the culpeper star has -- i want to read you from the story that was in the hill newspaper this morning, the congressional newspaper here in washington. what we want to do now is take you to a clip from last night of that interview. here is president obama. [video clip] >> we helped to put together and lay the groundwork for liberating liby
, president obama has rolled out his own plan for dealing with america pause immigration problem. speaking in las vegas, he said that immigration reform must include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people living in america illegally. >> he is here, he is president. he is a tremendous support with a latino voters. a promise to help illegal immigrants become americans. >> i'm here because the time has come for common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> that might be music to the ears of those in the streets of laredo, through this texting -- texan town, once ofa part of the nearly 2,000 miles of border. there is an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the states. the vast majority from mexico. for years, it has been an intractable problem. some things are changing. some might have a better chance of success. many have come across the border illegally. also republicans are having a very serious briefing, wondering whether their attitude towards immigration costs them vital latino votes. >> this is rich, anglo, isolated judgmental. >> this is a republican and a vetera
supplement plan that's right for you. bill: major driver of headlines today. president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform leaving the white house shortly. that is the plan we're hearing, provides a faster pathway to citizenship. on a day after eight republican and democratic senators laid out their plan. senator marco rubio was one of them. i spoke to the republican senator out of florida just a bit earlier today. senator rubio, good morning to you, and welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: the president will speak later today in las vegas. do you expect him to blow up your plan? >> well, first of all, we'll reserve judgment until the president speaks. the early reports are that the president seems like he is trying to start a bidding war. we'll not do an immigration bidding wars. we have a set of principles. i've been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles. we were able to join together to announce those principles. now we'll turn those principles into a bil
common ground. president obama has made immigration reform a top priority. it is my top priority. i am committed to getting this bipartisan issue that we now have before us over the finish line. poll after poll shows americans, democrats, republicans, and support ours solution. and a president who is eager to solve this problem. there is no reason you should not get this done as soon as possible. our economy requires a solution. families across america are praying for a solution. that is the truth. >> thank you. since we came to the senate, 16 years ago, i have been working on the immigration issue. i have never felt more positive about the prospects of immigration reform than i do today. some significant things have occurred right here in this room this week. a bipartisan group of senators, my colleague, senator mccain, as well as two others in support, they have all step forward with a set of principles we think will guide us to fixing this broken immigration system and america. you are not privy to what is going on in " -- behind closed doors. i have been heartened. we tackled sever
collection. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. >>> president obama is stepping up pressure to pass an immigration reform bill. the president said he'd like a bill on his desk as early as june. >> really the issue here is not so much technical as it is political. it's a matter of republicans and democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds and then making the case. i'd like to see if we can get it done sooner in the first half of the year if possible. >> there does seem to be some momentum. there are also roadblocks, some conservatives pushing back despite efforts by republican marco rubio to sell a bipartisan senate plan. >> i love and respect marco. i think he's just amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula that we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1986, and that is promises of enforcement and immediate amnesty. and, of course, the promises of enforcement never materialize. the amnesty happens immediately. >> let's bring in b.e.t. columnist keith boykin and msnbc contributor robert traynham. it's no coincidence the president spoke
by their parents. i commend him for making immigration reform a top priority. president obama will place to the nation his own ideas during a visit to las vegas tomorrow. with bipartisan support billing in both houses of congress and a president who is eager to solve this issue, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately. it will be good for our economy and good for families. successful immigration reform cannot be piecemeal and it must include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals in our country. legislation must craft a comprehensive solution that among other things continues to secure our borders, punishes unscrupulous employers who deploy immigrants. they have to learn english, work, pay taxes, stay out of trouble and then get to the back of the line; but they do obtain legal status, which is so important. the framework proposed by the bipartisan group of eight senators meets this criteria and i hope we'll soon have a bill to send through the committee process and bring to the floor for a vote. i've long said when my rep
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